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What the Constitution Means to Me
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What the Constitution Means to Me

Mar 14, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Running time: 1:35
PLAYING @
Helen Hayes Theater
240 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Bus: M42
By Subway: 1,2,3,7,S,A,C,E,N,R,Q,W to 42nd St./Times square
Show Description:

Director

Oliver Butler

Written By

Heidi Schreck

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$49.00 - $159.00
prices subject to change
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ADDITIONAL INFO

Rush
$42 - a limited number of general rush tickets will be available daily at the box office when it opens for that day’s performance only. There will be a maximum of two tickets per person. Tickets can be paid for via cash or credit card and are subject to availability. Seating locations will be determined at the discretion of the box office
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
No Intermission

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Accessible seating in both Orchestra & Mezzanine
Seating
Orchestra on ground level. Seats 589.
Elevator\Escalator
Full-service/accessible elevator
Parking
Valet parking garages: 1st garage: South side of 44th St. between 6th & 7th Aves. Vertical clearance: 105". 2nd garage: East of Shubert Alley, on north side of 44th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.
Curb Ramps
(2.5" lip) NW corner of 44th & Broadway; (2.5" lip) SE corner of 44th St. & Broadway; SW corner of 44th St. & Broadway.
Entrance
ADA-accessible building entrance at Stage Door. Handicap ramps in the lower lobby,
Box Office
Outer lobby, ground level. ADA access via the Stage Door.
Restroom
Accessible/unisex bathrooms/stalls in the lower lobby and at the mezzanine level
Water Fountain
Lower Level directly across from the elevator
Telephone
None on premises
Assisted Listening System
LOOP system in the auditorium, headsets available. Driver’s license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Not available in the first 3 rows of the Orchestra.

VIDEOS

REVIEWS

NYT Critic's Pick -

"It is a tragedy told as a comedy, a work of inspired protest, a slyly crafted piece of persuasion and a tangible contribution to the change it seeks. It is not just the best play to open on Broadway so far this season, but also the most important."  CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW
"The text itself doesn’t seem to have changed since its Off Broadway run last year, yet the show has deepened, sweetened and strengthened in its move to Broadway."  CONTINUE READING THE TIME OUTNEW YORK REVIEW
1. “What the Constitution Means to Me” - Best Show of 2018

In different ways, “What the Constitution Means to Me” and “Oklahoma!” both explore how America’s sunny origin myths aren’t so sunny after all. Part memoir, part town hall, the writer-performer Heidi Schreck’s show begins as a retread of her teen-age experience travelling Legion Halls and giving speeches on the U.S. Constitution for prize money. It evolves into an open-hearted yet shrewd look at the document’s tragic blind spots, and then into a hard-nosed but hopeful attempt to press onward. Like Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette,” Schreck lures the audience with self-effacing charm—she’s like a middle-school history teacher who can’t wait to tell us interesting facts—and then pulls us deeper, to where the real damage lies. I saw the show, at New York Theatre Workshop, the week of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, and it felt like both a balm and a road map.  CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORKER REVIEW

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